hyponasality

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rhinolalia

 [ri″no-la´le-ah]
a nasal quality of speech from some disease or defect of the nasal passages; called also rhinophonia.
rhinolalia aper´ta hypernasality.
rhinolalia clau´sa hyponasality.

hyponasality

/hy·po·na·sal·i·ty/ (-na-zal´it-e) a quality of voice in which there is a complete lack of nasal emission of air and nasal resonance, so that the speaker sounds as if he has a cold.

hyponasality

[hī′pōnāzal′itē]
Etymology: Gk, hypo, under + nasus, nose
a speech characteristic caused by insufficient resonance of air in the nasal cavity, so that speakers sound as if they have a cold. Consonant sounds /m/, /n/, and /ng/ are affected. Also called denasality.

hy·po·na·sal·i·ty

(hī'pō-nā-zal'i-tē)
Insufficient nasal resonance during speech, usually due to obstruction of the nasal tract.
Synonym(s): hyporhinophonia.

hy·po·na·sal·i·ty

(hī'pō-nā-zal'i-tē)
Insufficient nasal resonance during speech, usually due to obstruction of the nasal tract.
Synonym(s): hyporhinophonia.

hyponasality (hī´pōnāzal´itē),

n a lack of nasal resonance necessary to produce acceptable voice quality. The type of voice quality heard when the speaker's nose is occluded or when the speaker is suffering from a severe cold.